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UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2016 and is kicking off recognition of this milestone with a “Campus and Community Summit,” on Friday, Feb. 5. This event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is an opportunity for UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to highlight and share past or ongoing community partnerships, while also looking towards the future. Several with links to the School of Education will be featured guests and speakers at the Campus and Community Summit.
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
The School of Education’s Alyssa Ramírez Stege was nominated as an Honored Instructor as part of a student initiated program in University Housing "that encourages students to recognize instructors that have made an impact on their learning." Ramírez Stege is a doctoral candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology and is an instructor with that department’s Academic Enhancement Seminars. Honored Instructors will be recognized on Friday, Dec. 4 in an event at Rheta Dining Hall.
UW-Madison's Mun Yuk Chin, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology, was selected to the 2016 Society of Counseling Psychology Leadership Academy.
UW-Madison’s Laura P. Minero will be leading an upcoming webinar titled, “Working Together to Achieve Racial Equality.” Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. The webinar, scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, is being offered by Forward Community Investments (FCI), an investor, connector, and advisor for organizations and initiatives that reduce social, racial, and economic disparities across Wisconsin.
UW-Madison’s Timothy Tansey and Fong Chan will be collaborating with partners across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives that are designed to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in their efforts to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities. The state-federal VR program serves about 1 million individuals per year and spends more than $2.5 billion annually in helping people with disabilities achieve their independent living and employment goals. Nonetheless, these state agencies vary in their employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
An article by UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge was recently spotlighted by the Journals Program of the American Psychological Association. Budge is a visiting assistant professor with the School of Educatioin's Department of Counseling Psychology. She also earned her Ph.D. from that department in 2011. The article that’s being highlighted is titled, “Gatekeeping as a therapist? Gaining insight for how to write letters for transgender clients.” It was published in the APA journal, “Psychotherapy.”
Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
The work of UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is featured in the cover story for the July/August issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. The article is headlined, “Fighting poverty: New research is finding ways to help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status.” Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is among those whose expertise is highlighted in the report.
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